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Diffraction and instability of short-crested limited-length onedimensional coherent wave trains

AV Babanin, T Waseda

Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE | ASME | Published : 2015

Abstract

© 2015 by ASME. Alternative representations of the wave field (as opposed to superposition of Fourier components) are possible. In this paper, behaviour of short-crested limited-length onedimensional coherent wave trains is investigated. Experiments were conducted in the three-dimensional wave tank of the University of Tokyo. Description of the directional wave tank and its capacity to generate short-crested coherent wave trains, including those concurrent, superposed and directionallysuperposed is provided. If the crest is shorter than the lateral extent of the wave tank, diffraction tends to redistribute the wave energy into clear surfaces, and thus energy of the wave trains is reduced and..

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